Truck plows into Indian farmers, 14 killed

State of Andhra Pradesh
Updated 21 April 2017
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Truck plows into Indian farmers, 14 killed

BHUBANESWAR, India: Fourteen people were killed in India on Friday when a truck plowed into a group of farmers who had gathered outside a police station, in what police said was an accident involving a drunk driver.
The speeding truck rammed into an electricity pole before hitting the farmers, some of whom were electrocuted. Seventeen people were hurt in the incident in Chittoor district in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, said Superintendent of Police R. Jayalakshmi.
“The driver of the lorry was drunk — he drove in a rash manner and hit an electrical pole just next to the police station,” Jayalakshmi told Reuters by telephone.
There was no indication that the deaths of the farmers who had gathered on the road outside the police station was anything but an accident, she said. “There is no terror link. It is a pure accident case. He is a local driver.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences: “Pained by the loss of lives in an accident,” he said in a tweet. “Condolences to families of the deceased and prayers with the injured.”
There has been a series of ram-raiding attacks by Islamist militants in Europe in recent months, raising concern of copycat attacks elsewhere.


UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief’s phone, email

Updated 26 min 55 sec ago
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UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief’s phone, email

LONDON: A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior US government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.”
Prosecutors say Kane Gamble conned call centers during 2015-16 into revealing information that got him into the accounts of then-FBI director Mark Giuliano, then-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, then-CIA chief John Brennan and other officials.
They say Gamble, who was part of a group of hackers called “Crackas With Attitude,” put some of the information he gathered online.
Gamble pleaded guilty last year. The 18-year-old was sentenced to youth custody on Friday in a London criminal court.
Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said his “nasty campaign of politically motivated cyber-terrorism” had left victims feeling violated.